Should governments intervene?

Amir Sasson

CNN's Richard Quest invited some of Norway’s thought leaders to debate on BI on the subject "Protecting companies in the big bad world – Should governments intervene?"

CNN’s foremost international economics correspondent and presenter of Quest Means Business, wants to bring the topic of government ownership to the table and invited some of Norway’s thought leaders on the subject to debate. The panel consisted of  Bjørn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian airline, Kenny Strandberg of Green Tech Marine (voted Best Entrepreneurial Business of 2014 by Innovation Norway) and Amir Sasson, an associate professor at BI and the academic project manager for the project “A knowledge-based Norway”.

The topics that were debated:

• How can little Norway stand out in the big bad world of global business?
• Is the answer to stretch away from the Scandinavian model and adapt to the global format?
• Where does Norway, with its brands and practices, fit into Europe?
• Does Norway have an unfair advantage on the competitive international scene with its state-owned firms?

After the debate BI's associate professor, Amir Sasson, continued the discussion with Quest for BI Business Review. See the video interview and the discussion about Norway's unique position and great success.

Richard Quest

Richard Quest’s dynamic and distinctive style has made him a unique figure in economic news worldwide. He has regularly reported from the G20 meetings and attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland each year. Quest has covered all the major financial crisis since Black Monday in 1987 and has reported from key financial centres globally including Wall Street, London, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Published 1. October 2014

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